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messuages, lands, tenements, rents, and premises comprized in the said recited letters patent of the 7th August 1780, for all the residue now to come and unexpired of the said several existing terms of years granted or demised by the said letters patent respect. ively : And whereas his said royal highness is desirous to purchase and is now in treaty for the purchase of the said leasehold messuage, lands, tenements, and premises comprized in the said recited letters patent of the 8th April 1785, for all the residue now to come and unexpired of the terh) of 21 years granted or demised by the same letters patent: And whereas his said royal highness is in the possession of, and holds as tenant under the crown from year to year, two coney warrens in or near Byfleet and Weybridge aforesaid with the appurtenances; and also a close or parcel of laud now or heretofore called Millett Meadow in Weybridge aforesaid, containing ten acres or thereabouts, be the same more or less; and also divers closes or parcels of land now or

heretofore called Hones in the parish of .

Chertsey, in the said county of Surry, containing together 25 acres or thereabouts, be the same more or less, which said last mentioned premises were heretofore held under lease from the crown, but the lease or leases whereof hath or have lately expired: And whereas his said royal highness has lately purchased and is seised or entitled in fee simple, of or to the freehold capital messuage or mansion house and park of Oatlands, and divers other freehold and copyhold messuages, lands, tenements, and hereditaments, situate and being within the several manors or parishes of Byfleet and Weybridge, Walton-upon-Thames, Walton Leigh, and Chertsey, or some of them : And whereas under and by virtue of two several inclosure acts passed in the 40th year of his present majesty, divers separate and distinct parcels of land or ground within the parishes and places aforesaid have been allotted and awarded to his said royal highness and other persons respectively, as well in respect of the several leasehold premises herein-before -mentioned, including the said premises whereof his said royal highness is tenant under the crown from year to year, as in respect of his said royal highness's said freehold and copyhold hereditaments and estates in the manors or parishes aforesaid; and his said royal highness has also purchased and contracted to purchase from different proprietors thereof several other lands or hereditaments in the same manors or parishes, which have been allotted and awarded to them in fee simple under the said inclosure

acts : and whereas his said royal highness has been put to a very great expence, and has laid out several considerable sums of money respecting the said inclosure acts, and in making the necessary inclosures and improvements in consequence thereof; and the commissioners acting under the said acts have, with a view to the convenience of occupation and improvement intermixed and laid together, or as contiguous as may be, the several allotments which have been made to his said royal highness, as well in respect of his aforesaid leasehold premises, as of his said freehold and copyhold hereditaments and estates: and inasmuch as on account of the situation and intermixture of the several allotments which have been . made in respect of the said several leasehold premises, including the said premises where. of his said royal highness is tenant from year to year, and in respect of his said royal highness's said freehold and copyhood hereditaments and estates, and from the situation and intermixture of the said allot. ments which he has so purchased and con- ; tracted for in fee simple as aforesaid, the same several allotments cannot be occupied and improved to the advantage they are capable of, unless they are held and kept together and enjoyed as one estate'; and in regard that at the expiration of the present leases or demises of the said leasehold premises, it would not only be difficult to ascertain and distinguish the said leasehol: allotments from the said freehold and copy. hold allotments, but would also be very prejudicial and injurious to his said royal highness's mansion-house, park, and est-sel at Oatlands aforesaid, if the said leasehold allotments were separated and taken away from the said freehold and copyhold alloments : and inasmuch also as the said several leasehold manors and premises herein-before mentioned lie contiguous to, and are very desirable and convenient to be held and enjoyed with or by the proprietors of the said mansion house, park, and estate of Oatlands, H. R. H. the said Fred. duke of York and Albany, is desirous of purchasing the inheritance of the whole of the said leasehold manors and premises respectively, including the said premises whereof H. R. H. is tenant from year to year, with all the timber and other trees, woods, under. woods, mines, and quarries, growing or being on or in or about the same manors and premises ; and his said royal highness has made his suit to his majesty, that he would be graciously pleased to give leave ; that a bill may be brought into parliament

| to enable his majesty to grant to his so

royal highness such inheritance : and whereas his majesty hath been graciously pleased to assent thereto ; may it therefore please your majesty that it may be enacted ; and be it enacted by the king's most excellent majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the lords spiritual and temporal, and commons, in this present parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, that it shall and may be lawful for his majesty, his heirs or successors, at any time or times hereafter, by letters patent or indenture or indentures under the great seal, to grant the fee simple and inheritance of and in all and singular the manors, park, messuages, mills, warehouses, storehouses, lands, tenements, rents, hereditaments, and premises, comprized in and demised by the said herein-before recited letters patent, 11th June 1700, or any of them respectively, with their and every of their rights, royalties, members, and appurtenances; and also of and in the two coney warrens, lands, and premises thereof H.R. H. is tenant from year to year as aforesaid, with their and every of the appurtenances, and likewise of and in all and singular the lands, grounds, and hereditaments whatsoever, which by virtue of or under any inclosure act or acts of parliament, have been or shall or may be allotted or awarded to any person or persons whomsoever, for or in respect of the said leasehold manors, park, messuages, mills, &c. or any of them, including the said premises held from year to year; and also all and every the timber and other trees, woods, underwoods, royal and other mines and quarries, growing or being on or in or about the same leasehold manors, hereditaments, and premises respectively; and all rents, issues, and profits, of the premises so to be granted, and particularly the rents reserved by the said recited letters patent unto and to the use of H. R. H. his heirs and assigns, or unto such person or persons in trust for his said royal highness, his heirs and assigns, as he or they shall nominate or appoint for a full and adequate consideration, in money; to be valued and ascertained by the proper officers of the crown for the time being, who are hereby authorized to value and ascertain the same accordingly. —II. And be it further enacted, that the price or consideration in money to be valued and ascertained as aforesaid shall be paid into the bank of England in the name of the lord high treasurer of England, and shall be forth with laid out by the order of the surveyor-general of the land revenue for the time being in the purchase of zé3. per cent. consolidated bank annuities, in the same manner and to and

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singular the annuities to be purchased by

virtue of this Act shall be and remain invested, and the interest or yearly dividends thereof shall be from time to time received,

answered, accounted for, applied, and ap

propriated in such and the same manner as by the said last before-mentioned Act is directed and enacted in respect of the an

ruities to be purchased in pursuance of that Act.—III. And be it further enacted, that such grant of the said premises, or any part thereof, as shall be made by his said majesty, his heirs or successors, or any such letters patent, indenture or indentures as aforesaid in pursuance of this act, shall be and is and are hereby declared and enacted to be good, valid, and effectual in the law, according to the tenor and purport thereof in the said letters patent, indenture or indentures to be expressed, notwithstanding any restriction, matter, or thing contained in an act of parliament made in the 1st. of her late majesty queen Anne, intifuled, “An * Act for the better support of her majesty's ‘ household, and of the honour and dignity. ‘ of the crown , or in an Act made in the 1st of his present majesty, intituled, “An

Act for the support of his majesty's house

‘ hold, and of the honour and dignity of “ the crown of Great Britain ;' or in an Act made in the 34th of his present majesty, intituled “An Act for the better • management of the land revenue of the ‘ crown, and for the sale of fee farm and * other unimproveable rents, or any other law or statute to the contrary, or any misrecital of non-recital, omission, or other defect in the said letters patent, indenture or indentures hereafter to be made in anywise notwithstanding.—IV. Saving always to all bodies politic and corporate, and all other persons whomsoever, and their, his, and her successors, heirs, executors, and administrators (other than and except his most excellent majesty and his heirs and successors), all such estate, right, title, interest, claim, and demand, of, in, and to the premises to be granted in and by the said letters patent, indenture or indentures to be made in pursuance of this Act, as they, every, or any of them had before the passing of this Act, or might or could or would have had, held, or eujoyed, -in case this Act had not been made. -

OFFICIAL PAPERS,

FAENch Exposé.-(Concluded from p. 896.)—One hundred thousand of the grand army leave the Prussian states to occupy the camp at Boulogne, while Denmark, henceforth safe from any English invasion, is evacuated by our troops, which are concentrated and centralizing themselves. Before the end of January, the battalions withdrawn to Spain will be replaced on the banks of the Elbe and the Rhine. —Those which quelled Italy, last year, return to their former destination.—Such, Messieurs, is the external situation of France.— In the interior, the greatest order in all parts of the administration, important ameliorations, a great number of new institutions, have excited the gratitude of the people.—The creation of titles of nobility have environed the throne with a new splendour. This system creates in all hearts a laudable emulation. It perpetuates the recollection of the most illustrious services paid by the most honourable reward.—The clergy have distinguished themselves by their patriotism, and by their attachment to their sovereign and their duties. Respect to the ministers of the altar, who honour religion by a devotion so pure, and virtues so disinterested '—The magistrates of all classes every where aid, with their utmost efforts, the views of the sovereign and the people, by their zeal facilitate the operation of their authority, and by the manifestation of the most affecting sentiments, exalt the carriage and ardour of the troops. —Soldiers, magistrates, citizens, all have but one object, the service of the state; but one sentiment, that of admiration for the sovereign ; but one desire, that of seeing heaven watch over his days, too just a recompense for a monorch who has no other thought, no other ambition, than those of the happiness and the glory of the French natiuo.

SPAN1sh Revolution –First Bulletin of the French Army of Spain, dated Pittoria, Nov. 9, 1808. Position of the French army on the 25th Oct.—Head quarters at Vittoria.—The marshal duke of Cornegliano, with his left wing, along the banks of the Arragon and the Ebro. His head-quarters at Rafała.-The marshal duke of Elchingen is with his head-quarters at Guardia.-The marshal duke of Istria has his head-quarters at Miranda, with a garrison in Fort Pancorba.-The general of division Merlin occupies with one division the heights of Durango, and presses upon the enemy, who seem disposed to attack the heights of

Mondragon.—The marshal duke of Dantzic

having arrived with the divisions of Sebasti

ani and Laval, the king was pleased to order

the division of Merlin to return.-The

enemy being in the mean time in force at

Lerin, and having occupied Viana, and seve

ral posts on the left bank of the Ebro, the

king ordered the duke of Cornegliano to advance against the enemy. General Wallier,

commander of the cavalry, and the brigades of generals Habert, Brune, and Bazout,

proceeded against the enemy's posts. On

the 27th of October the enemy were defeated at all points. Twelve hundred men,

who were surrounded in Lerin, at first shewed a disposition to defend themselves; but general Grandjean having made his arrangements, defeated them completely, making prisoners one colonel, two lieutenant-colonels, 40 officers, and 1200 soldiers. These troops formed part of the camp of St. Roque, before Gibraltar. At the same time, matshal the duke of Elchingen marched for Logrono, passed the Ebro, took 300 of the enemy prisoners, pursued them several miles, and re-established the bridge of Logrono. In consequence of this event, the Spanish general Pignatelli, who commanded the insurgents, was stoned by them.—The troops of the traitor Romana and the Spanish prisoners in England, landed by the English in Spain, with the division of Gallicia, making together a force of 30,000 men, threatened from Bilboa marshal the duke of Dantzic, who, led on by a noble ardour, advanced upon them on the 31st of October, and drove them, at the point of the bayonet, from all their positions. The troops of the Confederation of the Rhine, and particularly the corps of Baden, distinguished themselves.— The marshal duke of Dantzic closely followed up his pursuit of the enemy, the whole 1st of November, as far as Guenes, and entered Bilboa. In that city very considerable magazines were found. Several Englishmen were made prisoners. The enemy's loss, in killed and wounded, was considerable ; but we took very few of them prisoners. Our loss consists of only 50 killed and 100 wounded. However praiseworthy this action was, it was to be wished that it had not taken place; the Spanish corps was in a situation to have been completely cut off. —The corps of marshal Victor having just arrived, was detached from Vittoria to Orduna. On the 7th of November, the enemy, reinforced by fresh troops from St. Andero, occupied the height of Guenes.

(To be continued.)

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-- ... . of rascals, who gloss over their treasons to their country by high-sounding declarations ;

“ raising one hand with energetic enthusiasm, vowing their eternal vengeance on the french tyrant; whi'a “ the other is actively employed in summaging the Public i'ocket.”—Poo R W at casiakra's LETTER.

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SUMMARY OF POLITICS.
SPAIN. I have, for some time past,

left off the title, “Spanish Revolution,” because I perceived, that nothing worthy of the name of revolution was intended. I do not say, that the reverses, which the Spaniards have experienced, have proceeded wholly from their new Junta having discowered no disposition to suffer any change to take place in the form or system of the government, or to cause a radical reform of abuses ; but, it cannot be denied, that it was, by many persons besides myself, feared, that, unless the people of Spain were let completely loose; unless they were convinced, that the war was for themselves, and not for any single person or single family, they would not make much exertion against the French. The example of other nations was added to the reason of the case, in order to convince the public, that such would be the effect of obstinately adhering to a war in the name of Ferdnand VII; but, the hirelings of the press vociferated; the London merchants and the king's ministers dined and toasted; and the fatal measure was resolved on, to make war for the king of Spain.-I shall be told, perhaps, that it was the choice of the people of Spain to fight for Ferdinand. In answer to this I say, that, when the Spaniards first took up arms, their declarations against France were little less vehement than their declarations against their “ late infamous government,” and against the numerous “abuses, " that it,engendered and maintained. While the people were in this mind, Spanish deputies came to England, and, soon after, at a public feast, given to them, the king's minister for foreign affairs gave, in the way of toast, “ His most Catholic Majesty Ferdinand V11,” which, as I remarked at the time, amounted, considering from whom it came, to a declaration, that, if we gave any aid to the Spanish cause, It would be upon the condition of that cause being the cause of kings in general, and of the king of Spain in particular. That this or something very much like this was the language of the Deputies, or whatever else they might be called, who were sent to Spain, with a view of offering the people assistance, there can be little

doubt; and, when our king came formally to appoint a representative of himself to go to Spain, that representative was appointed, not to the Spanish nation, or to the Junta; Oh, no! to nothing short of “ His Most “ Catholic Majesty, Ferdinand the VIIth.” It does, and it did at the time, appear clearly to me, as, I think, it must have appeared to the public in general, that all this amounted to a declaration, on our part, that, unless the war was a war for the king, we would have nothing to do with it ; and, that we would, by no means, have any hand in aiding and abetting a democratical revolution. The reader will judge, whether our conduct and language did amount to this ; that may be a question; but, it it did, there can be no questios, that we were principally instrumental in making the canse a kingly instead of a popular oue.—The proclamations of the Junta are now styled “Royal Proclamations.” They breathe no longer that popular enthusiasm, which characterized the Addresses of the several separate Juntos. They task of little but the ill-treatment and the rights of that “ beloved sovereign Ferdinand VII.” whom to restore to the throne opears to be the principal object of the persons in power. They declare, in one of these “ Royal Pro. “ clamations,” that they never will make peace with Napoleon, until their “beloved “ sovereign Ferdinand be restored to the “ throne,” than which, I think she eager will allow, nothing could, at such a crisis, be more impolitic; that is to say, supposing long continued despotism not to have totaliy deprived the people of their senses; for, with what heart could they possibly go to the war, if they were never to have peace but upon conditions, which, however beaten by them, Buonaparte, unless they conquered France itself, migbt refuse them : The people of Spain, when they took up arms against the French, while they were engaged in expelling the French, declared against their “ late infamous government;” and, was it to be supposed, that they would be urged to shed their blood by a declaration, on the part of those who now manage the affails of the nation, that the object,the ultimate object, of their to: and dangers is to restore that government * —In the midst of all the melancholy re2 G

lations that are daily reaching us from Spain; while we see Buonaparte, like the destroying angel, sweeping away armies and spreading desolation over the land, and while we are trembling for fear that the next mail may bring us the sad assurance, that the bodies of some of our own countrymen, friends, and relations, have been trampled beneath the hoofs of his horses: in the midst of these tidings, is it not enough to sting one to madness to be gravely informed, that, on the 14th of November, “ his ex“ cellency DoN Ju AN Hook HAM FRERE,” upon being introduced to the Central Junta, delivered a speech, in which “ he stated “ the extraordinary complacency and flat“ tering satisfaction, which he felt in the “ honour granted him by the king, his “ master, in appointing him his representa“tive near the august person of his most Ca“ thelic Majesty, Ferdinand VII " It really makes one's feet and fingers itch ; it sets one all in a twitter, to read this, at a time like the present. Near the august per“ son,” indeed! Why, what more could we do, were we to study for years how we

should furnish food for ridicule in the French

newspapers ?——Of a piece with these proceedings was the proclamation to check “ the licentiousness of the press,” of which proclamation it is by no means difficult to guess the origin. It was so exactly according to the taste of certain people; it was so like them ; it was the very thing one would bave expected from them. Keep the people down. Keep their tongues and pens in order. Don't let them talk too much. Well, according to all appearances, the Junta may now issue as many proclamations as they please against “the licentiousness “ of the press:” for, it is to be feared, that they will soon have little else to do.——My decided opinion is, that the present disasters in Spain have chiefly, if not wholly, proceeded from the change of feeling in the people, produced by the change of language in their leaders. It was always obvious, to those who reflected upon the matter, that Spain, to avoid the embraces of the Buonapartes, must be thrown into a state of revolution; revolution or King Joseph appeared to be the only choice for the nation ; and, unfortunately, those who obtained the lead, resolved not, at any rate, to have a revolution. They resolved not to suffer “the licentiousness of the press.” I, for my part, shall always think of that. I know what sort of folks those are, who talk about “ the licentiousness of the press” in this country and in America ; and upon this

ment. As to the conduct of our ministers, in their military arrangements, I am not disposed to find fault with it. The Morning Chronicle does, indeed, use sonse very powerful arguments to show, that they might bave acted more for the benefit of the Spanish cause ; but, the worst of it is, these arguments come after the event. It was all along quite clear, that we could do nothing, unless the Spaniards themselves were in great force, as to numbers at least ; but, it would now seem. that the French have the superiority even in that respect. Therefore, the accounts, which we before received, about their numbers, were false, or those numbers have, of late, diminished, which diminution, if that be the case, must, I think, be attributed to the change, which, by the altered language of the Junta, has been produced in the minds of the people. The blame, due to the ministers, appears to me to be that of having royalized, if I may use the word, the Spanish cause. This is a subject well worth the serious attantion of Parliament; but, as to the military part of their measures, it will be very difficult, I imagine, to make any blame stick to them. I could not help observing, in the Courier newspaper of Saturday last, a letter, said to come from one of our officers in Sir David Baird's army, wbo, after complaining of the lukewarmness of the Spanish people, and their backwardness to make exertions against the enemy, says, “ this is a miserable people, the French must do them good." I really did wonder to meet with a sentiment like this last, in a ministerial newspaper. You see, how things strike even our officers. This gentleman seems to have a high opinion of the benefits of French fraternization. Is it any wonder, then, if great numbers of the Spaniards are of the same opinion ? No, no ; say what we will, it does not necessarily follow, that the French must be hated by the Spaniards, because we wish it to be so. I do not yet give up the Spanish cause as lost, because the great dangers of the country may rouze the people ; a truly revolutionary spirit may arise, and, in that ease, the French may be defeated; but, if a king at all, there is, I think, but little doubt, that Joseph Napoleon will be that king. Davison has, at last, been tried. He has been found guilty. Well, this is something; and now, I hope, that refunding will follow, that the poor abused and cheated people may obtain, from this proceeding, a little, at least, towards, defraying the

knowledge I do, and must, form my judg- l expences of the Boards of Commissioners,

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